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  1. Seeing as how today is the 20th Anniversary of the moon being blasted out of earth's orbit, how about some classic 70's TV - Space:1999
  2. Good call - On the subject of a sequel too far, how about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The trailer had that iconic music plus that hat. I was excited when I saw the trailer. The film had Indy surviving a nuclear blast, aliens, a babbling John Hurt, awful accented Russian baddie and Shia "Poochie" Leboeuf
  3. There's a couple for me that have already been posted: TLJ (sorry to everyone who loved it) - The forced humour (a joke about ironing!) is top of my list of things I didn't like, followed by the Casino planet. As also mentioned, GOTG2. @Gord nails exactly how it felt. Just an amplification of everything that was good to the point where it got annoying. Give it 12-18 months and I'm sure I'll be editing this post to include the Coming to America sequel that's allegedly supposed to be happening. Just leave it alone please Hollywood.
  4. Two bargain releases for tonight courtesy of the Piccadilly Records sale. Both RSD releases (2018 I think) that were being sold off cheap. I already had the Rob Base album from first time round but my original isn't in the best condition, the FSOL release is something I haven't heard before and is excellent. Only compliant I have about it is that it didn't come with a download code and doesn't appear to be on Spotify. Attempted arty shot of the FSOL album in motion.
  5. Looks good with the exception of the folding/swinging lightsaber which looked like it was created after focus group research
  6. I think it's more air conditioner meets Bose stereo meets futuristic prison. Looks good.
  7. I love the point in the console release cycle where the new model is definitely happening but nobody knows anything concrete so they just make shit up. Behold, the PS5! https://bgr.com/2019/08/21/ps5-release-date-gets-closer-playstation-5-design-might-have-leaked/ I for one would love to have this weird perspective "MC Escher when he was 13" type monstrosity under my TV. I just wish it had even more USB ports and LEDs. Edit - Apparently it could be a real dev kit. Still looks like Homer's car though.
  8. Bond finally starts to try his best to reduce his carbon footprint and help in the fight against global warming. He replaces his trusty old 5kw tumble dryer with a new fangled low energy eco-model. Unfortunately, whilst more efficient, it's actually much slower than his old one and he has to rush out on an urgent secret mission wearing slightly damp pants. No Time To Dry
  9. cubik

    vinyl lovers

    Rega Planar 1 is one of the usual choices around (slightly over at £249) that price point, nice clean looks and obviously sounds good. https://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p-27802-rega-planar-1-turntable.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn7rr8JyS5AIVibPtCh17tgs3EAkYASABEgKssvD_BwE Project T1 is another option at £239. There's a few colours too. https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/turntables/project-t1-walnut.html Going up a bit (£259) gets the Project Essential III https://www.richersounds.com/hi-fi/turntables/project-essential-3-blk.html All these are new prices, and include cart. If you went for a used TT, you'd get something nice for for £200. Do you prefer the minimalist looks of these ones or the more industrial retro Sony/Technics types? Are you bothered about other features; inbuilt phono stage, USB connection, auto-return etc.?
  10. cubik

    vinyl lovers

    The static effect is worse when it's a dry atmosphere, it could be the summer (depending on the weather where you are) or maybe you're running a dehumidifier? Anti-static guns specifically for records are available (google Zerostat), but they're usually around £50 - Some forums reckon you can use cheapo "negative ion generators" from eBay to get the same effect. Never tried it myself though. https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/a-zero-stat-on-steroids-following-a-friends-recommendation.311591/
  11. cubik

    vinyl lovers

    Fair enough, looks like I was barking up the wrong tree there. Could do with knowing what the turntable is though, and what kind of mat you've got. You can get ones that claim to reduce static, not sure how effective they are though. Also, is it records you've played before or just new ones? Some come in sleeves that seems to increase the static, I use these after a recommendation from here: https://www.covers33.co.uk/shop/for-your-vinyl/12-vinyl/12-paper/12-white-paper-polylined-sleeve-pack-of-100/
  12. cubik

    vinyl lovers

    Big list of questions for you, hopefully it's something simple: What do you mean by static? Is it only when the needle is on the record, or is it a constant background noise? Is it certain records or everything? What TT & cart is it, and how are they connected to your amp? Is the ground wire connected?
  13. It's Xevious. Sorry that this picture isn't quite as interesting as the original post.
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